Tag Archives: Credit card fraud

Phishing And The U.S.-Europe Link

By | May 11, 2005

A 23–year old man called Daniel A. Defelippi in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to three years of phishing and identity fraud, according to the the Democrat & Chronicle: A Rochester man admitted Tuesday that he engaged in widespread identity theft, pilfering credit card numbers through fake Web sites and even collaborating with computer hackers in Eastern European countries. So far… Read More »

A Glimpse Of A Tentacle From The Phishing Monster

By | November 9, 2004

Gradually the tentacles of the Russian gangs behind phishing are appearing. But we still have no idea how it really works, and how big the beast is. The Boston Herald reports today on the arraignment of a “suspected Russian mobster” on multiple counts of identity fraud, having allegedly obtained personal information from more than 100 victims by phishing emails.… Read More »

Credit Card Fraud And Keeping The Customer In The Dark

By | November 9, 2004

Banks have failed customers over credit card fraud; why should they do any better over phishing? Further to my piece on how banks had failed customers over phishing by continuing to communicate with them by email and failing to warn customers about possible breaches of security, here’s an example from the world of credit card fraud, which still… Read More »

News: The Ugly Truth About The Self-Checkout Lane

By | August 15, 2003

 I live in Indonesia, which teaches you tons about credit cards and how easy they are to get fraudulent with. But at least here they don’t allow you to swan past security with riding lawn-mowers you haven’t paid for. From the Sacramento Bee, a cautionary tale about the self-checkout lane in supermarkets where you swipe your credit card,… Read More »

News: Come To Australia, Skim Central

By | July 25, 2003

Looks like Australia is becoming a haven for credit card fraud, or at least a part of the business. An article on News Interactive says that losses by Australian banks to credit card skimming have risen by more than 400 per cent in the past year, according to The Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Organised groups have used portable… Read More »